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Not A Wedding Photographer?

I’ve written a couple of blog posts recently about my approach to wedding photography. The first was about the fact that I’m not a wedding photographer and why. The second was about the fact that I cover less formal rites such as Christenings and Renewal Of Vows.¬†So it’s somewhat ironic that this month I’m actually covering two civil unions.

The first was between an English girl and her American boyfriend, who will be formally tying the knot later in the year in the US. They wanted a ceremony in the UK to declare their devotion in front of friends and family who will not be able to travel to America for the official ceremony. This as an occasion presided over by a respected member of the community known to all involved. The ceremony involved an exchange of vows and rings, much like any other formal union. My role was to photograph the ceremony and take formal posed photos immediately afterwards.

The second is a Registry Office wedding at Hertford’s County Hall, followed by a reception at Hertford Castle. The brief here is to provide informal reportage coverage of the wedding, rather than traditional big-budget photography.

If you’re interested in having your function photographed without a big budget then why not get in contact for an informal chat.

Not A Wedding Photographer

Many people ask me if I do wedding photography. I do not.

Wedding photography is a highly skilled area that involves not only photography, but dealing with large numbers of people as well. You have to be prepared for whatever is thrown at you in terms of environment, weather and “personalities”. And you have to get it right first time, every time. You can’t take chances by asking an inexperienced wedding photographer to cover such an important event. I have no such experience and therefore I don’t do weddings.

However, I am more than happy to cover informal family functions, such as anniversaries, christenings etc. And if you’re looking for a photographer to informally cover your wedding reception without the wedding photographer price tag, I’m happy to do that as well.

To find out more about the photography packages I offer, please visit www.stevebeeston.co.uk/photography-packages.asp.